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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431936/galectin-3-mediates-the-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-induced-right-ventricular-remodeling-through-interacting-with-nadph-oxidase-4
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Jingni He, Xiaohui Li, Hui Luo, Tangzhiming Li, Lin Zhao, Qiangqiang Qi, Yuwei Liu, Zaixin Yu
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disorder that affects both pulmonary vasculature and the heart. The response of the right ventricle (RV) to the increased afterload is an important determinant of the PAH final outcome. Galectin-3 (Gal-3), a novel biomarker in left cardiac remodeling, takes part in multiple pathophysiological processes including the inflammation, fibrosis, immunity, and oxidative stress. The levels of Gal-3 are elevated in PAH patients, although the exact mechanisms underlie the PAH-induced right ventricular structural changes remain unclear...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407402/cirrhotic-cardiomyopathy-implications-for-liver-transplantation
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Hongqun Liu, Saumya Jayakumar, Mouhieddin Traboulsi, Samuel S Lee
The majority of the patients on a waiting list for liver transplantation have end-stage liver disease. Due to the marked peripheral vasodilatation of end stage cirrhosis that masks a latent myocardial dysfunction, cardiac abnormalities in the resting state are usually subclinical and escape the attention of physicians. However, when challenged, the systolic and diastolic contractile responses are attenuated. In addition to these contractile abnormalities, morphological changes such as enlargement or hypertrophy of cardiac chambers and electrophysiological repolarization changes including a prolonged QT interval can be observed...
April 13, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405943/myocardial-oxidative-stress-correlates-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-on-strain-echocardiography-in-a-rodent-model-of-sepsis
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Bereketeab Haileselassie, Erik Su, Iraklis Pozios, Diego F Niño, Hongyun Liu, Dai-Yin Lu, Ioannis Ventoulis, William B Fulton, Chhinder P Sodhi, David Hackam, Brian O'Rourke, Theodore Abraham
BACKGROUND: Recognition of cardiomyopathy in sepsis can be challenging due to the limitations of conventional measures such as ejection fraction (EF) and fractional shortening (FS) in the context of variable preload and afterload conditions. This study correlates myocardial function using strain echocardiography (SE) with cardiomyocyte oxidative stress in a murine model of sepsis. METHODS: C57BL/6J mice were randomized into control (n = 10), sham (n = 25), and a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) (n = 33) model of sepsis...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401152/hemodynamic-analysis-of-pediatric-septic-shock-and-cardiogenic-shock-using-transpulmonary-thermodilution
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En-Pei Lee, Shao-Hsuan Hsia, Jainn-Jim Lin, Oi-Wa Chan, Jung Lee, Chia-Ying Lin, Han-Ping Wu
Septic shock and cardiogenic shock are the two most common types of shock in children admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). The aim of the study was to investigate which hemodynamic variables were associated with mortality in children with shock. We retrospectively analyzed 50 children with shock (37 septic shock cases and 13 cardiogenic shock cases) in the PICU and monitored their hemodynamics using transpulmonary thermodilution from 2003 to 2016. Clinical factors were analyzed between the patients with septic and cardiogenic shock...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394880/the-variation-of-hemodynamic-parameters-through-picco-in-the-early-stage-after-severe-burns
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Chen Gong, Fang Zhang, Lei Li, Fang He, Gong-Cheng Liu, Shi-Hui Zhu, Guang-Yi Wang, Zhao-Fan Xia
To investigate early hemodynamics of severely burned patients via PiCCO and to discuss clinical significance of hemodynamic monitoring for burn shock resuscitation, 55 extensive burn patients were enrolled in this retrospective study. The fluid resuscitation was guided according to Chinese General Formula and adjusted with urinary output of 0.5-1.0 ml/h/kg as a resuscitation goal. All patients were diagnosed within a relatively stable condition during burn shock stage, and they received PiCCO monitoring within 6 hours after burn...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366408/embryo-transfer-techniques-an-american-society-for-reproductive-medicine-survey-of-current-society-for-assisted-reproductive-technology-practices
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Thomas L Toth, Malinda S Lee, Kristin A Bendikson, Richard H Reindollar
OBJECTIVE: To better understand practice patterns and opportunities for standardization of ET. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Not applicable. INTERVENTION(S): An anonymous 82-question survey was emailed to the medical directors of 286 Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology member IVF practices. A follow-up survey composed of three questions specific to ET technique was emailed to the same medical directors...
April 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357724/correlation-between-right-ventricular-t1-mapping-and-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Christine L Jellis, Teerapat Yingchoncharoen, Neville Gai, Kenya Kusunose, Zoran B Popović, Scott Flamm, Deborah Kwon
Right ventricular (RV) fibrosis is increasingly recognized as the underlying pathological substrate in a variety of clinical conditions. We sought to employ cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) techniques of strain imaging and longitudinal relaxation time (T1) mapping to better examine the relationship between RV function and structure. Our aim was to initially evaluate the feasibility of these techniques to evaluate the right ventricle. We then sought to explore the relationship between RV function and underlying fibrosis, along with examining the evolution of RV remodeling according to the amount of baseline fibrosis...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356163/a-novel-system-for-continuous-real-time-monitoring-of-heart-motion-signals
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Guy Dori, Jorge E Schliamser, Oscar Lichtenstein, Ilia Anshelevich, Moshe Y Flugelman
BACKGROUND: Understanding cardiac mechanics is important for developing cardiac therapies. Current modalities for assessing cardiac mechanics sample patient's heart at specific heart rate, contractility, preload, and afterload. The objective of this study was to test the feasibility of a novel system composed of intra-cardiac leads equipped with an inertial module chip (3D accelerometers and 3D gyroscopes) in monitoring continuous heart motion. METHODS: In this descriptive study, four healthy pigs were anesthetized and instrumented with motion-sensitive intra-cardiac leads; the temporal correlation between signals from motion sensors and tissue Doppler from the chest wall were studied; changes in real-time heart accelerations (ACC) and angular velocity (ANGV) were reported as percentages of change from baseline...
March 29, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351969/heartbeat-afterload-is-high-not-low-in-chronic-mitral-regurgitation
#9
Catherine M Otto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349441/current-pharmacological-therapies-in-heart-failure-patients
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Maria Lorenza Muiesan, Anna Paini, Claudia Agabiti Rosei, Fabio Bertacchini, Deborah Stassaldi, Massimo Salvetti
Heart failure (HF) is a major problem of public health. More than 23 million patients worldwide are affected by heart failure. Despite incidence and prevalence of heart failure may vary according to real world or randomized trials database, advancing age is a major determinant of heart failure. Heart failure is also characterized by an elevated rate of morbidity and mortality and represents one of the leading causes of hospitalization. A major consequence of heart failure is the frequent hospital admissions and related costs...
March 27, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347536/left-ventricular-unloading-by-impella-device-versus-surgical-vent-during-extracorporeal-life-support
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Sarah Tepper, Muhammad Faraz Masood, Moises Baltazar Garcia, Molly Pisani, Gregory A Ewald, John M Lasala, Richard G Bach, Jasvindar Singh, Keki R Balsara, Akinobu Itoh
BACKGROUND: Patients supported with extracorporeal life support (ECLS) can experience severe complications from increased left ventricular (LV) afterload. The Impella (Abiomed, Danvers, MA) percutaneous ventricular assist device (PVAD) may offer an attractive option for unloading the LV in these patients. This study describes the efficacy and outcomes of PVAD use during ECLS compared with surgically placed LV vent. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we reviewed patients supported by ECLS with PVAD or surgical LV vent for cardiogenic shock between April 2010 and May 2016...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332363/optimal-dose-and-timing-of-umbilical-stem-cells-treatment-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertensive-rats
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Hyeryon Lee, Kwan Chang Kim, Soo Jin Choi, Young Mi Hong
PURPOSE: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a fatal disease which is characterized by an increase in pulmonary arterial pressure leading to increases in right ventricular afterload. Human umbilical cord blood derived-mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs) administered via the jugular vein have been previously shown to improve PAH by reversal treatment. However, the effect of low dosage and transfusion timing of hUCB-MSCs on PAH has not yet been clearly established. Obviously, low dosage treatment can lead to a reduction in costs...
May 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329216/heart-mechanics-at-high-altitude-6%C3%A2-days-on-the-top-of-europe
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Claire Maufrais, Thomas Rupp, Pierre Bouzat, Gregory Doucende, Samuel Verges, Stéphane Nottin, Guillaume Walther
Aims: The aim of this study was to analyse the underlying mechanisms of left and right ventricular (LV and RV) functional alterations during several days in high-altitude hypoxia. Methods and results: Resting evaluations of LV and RV function and mechanics were assessed by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography on 11 subjects at sea level (SLPRE), 3 ± 2 h after helicopter transport to high altitude (D0), at day 2 (D2), day 4 (D4) and day 6 (D6) at 4350 m and 5 ± 2 h after return to sea level (SLPOST)...
December 22, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329155/pulmonary-arterial-stiffness-indices-assessed-by-intravascular-ultrasound-in-children-with-early-pulmonary-vascular-disease-prediction-of-advanced-disease-and-mortality-during-20-year-follow-up
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Mark-Jan Ploegstra, Jody G M Brokelman, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Johannes M Douwes, Lenny M van Osch-Gevers, Elke S Hoendermis, Annemien E van den Bosch, Maarten Witsenburg, Beatrijs Bartelds, Hans L Hillege, Rolf M F Berger
Aims: Prognosis in children with pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) is closely linked to right ventricular (RV) failure due to increased RV-afterload. Pulmonary arterial (PA) stiffening is known to occur early in the course of PVD and constitutes a main component of RV-afterload. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical value of PA-stiffness in children with PVD by determining its association with advanced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and mortality at long-term follow-up. Methods and results: Forty-one children with various stages of arterial PVD, defined as mean PA-pressure  ≥20 mmHg and/or pulmonary-to-systemic flow-ratio  ≥1...
March 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325472/dosimetric-comparison-between-treatment-plans-of-patients-treated-with-low-dose-rate-vs-high-dose-rate-interstitial-prostate-brachytherapy-as-monotherapy-initial-findings-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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T Major, C Polgár, K Jorgo, G Stelczer, P Ágoston
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the dosimetry of intraoperative dose plans of prostate cancer patients treated with low-dose-rate (LDR) and high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial brachytherapy (BT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A randomized clinical trial was initiated at our institution to compare the results and side effects of LDR and HDR BT as monotherapy in the treatment of early, organ-confined prostate cancer patients. Eighty-seven patients were randomly assigned to receive HDR afterloading BT with one fraction of 19 Gy or permanent LDR (125)I seed BT with 145 Gy...
March 15, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325177/equine-cardiovascular-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Meg M Sleeper
Heart disease can be defined as any abnormality of the heart whether it is a cardiac dysrhythmia or structural heart disease, either congenital or acquired. Heart failure occurs when a cardiac abnormality results in the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart disease can be present without leading to heart failure. Heart failure, however, is a consequence of heart disease. There are 4 main areas where the clinician can intervene to improve cardiac output with heart failure: preload, afterload, myocardial contractility, and heart rate...
April 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303686/afterload-mismatch-after-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-with-mitraclip-for-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-in-acute-cardiogenic-shock
#17
Gilbert H L Tang, Martin Cohen, Tanya Dutta, Cenap Undemir
Acute afterload mismatch after surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR) with transient left ventricular dysfunction is well known, but not described after transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip, except in functional MR and cardiomyopathy. MitraClip to manage acute severe MR and cardiogenic shock has also been rarely reported. We report here a 77-year-old female who presented with acute severe degenerative MR from a flail posterior leaflet, with cardiogenic shock requiring intra-aortic balloon pump support...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298620/refractory-cardiogenic-shock-from-right-ventricular-infarction-successfully-managed-with-inhaled-epoprostenol
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Natalie Held, Nathaniel Little, Mori J Krantz, Brian L Stauffer
BACKGROUND Recognition and appropriate management of right ventricular (RV) infarction is essential, as RV injury increases mortality and substantially alters management during acute coronary syndrome. We report a case of RV infarction presenting with new right bundle branch block (RBBB), and therapeutic use of inhaled epoprostenol to reduce RV afterload and augment cardiac output during refractory cardiogenic shock. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old male presented to our institution in ventricular fibrillation with subsequent development of RBBB in the setting of proximal right coronary artery occlusion...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280732/paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-course-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism-clinical-significance-and-impact-on-prognosis
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Agnieszka Krajewska, Katarzyna Ptaszynska-Kopczynska, Izabela Kiluk, Urszula Kosacka, Robert Milewski, Jacek Krajewski, Wlodzimierz Jerzy Musial, Bozena Sobkowicz
The relationship and clinical implications of atrial fibrillation (AF) in acute pulmonary embolism (PE) are poorly investigated. We aimed to analyze clinical characteristics and prognosis in PE patients with paroxysmal AF episode. Methods. From the 391 patients with PE 31 subjects with paroxysmal AF were selected. This group was compared with patients with PE and sinus rhythm (SR) and 32 patients with PE and permanent AF. Results. Paroxysmal AF patients were the oldest. Concomitant DVT varies between groups: paroxysmal AF 32...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269231/hemodynamic-effects-of-synchronizing-an-intra-aortic-vad-in-reverse-rotation-control-with-left-ventricle-a-mock-loop-study
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Yaxin Wang, P Alex Smith, Daniel L Timms, Po-Lin Hsu, Richard A McMahon
The IntraVAD is an intra-aortic left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to be located in the ascending aorta. In order to enhance unloading and promote coronary flow for the left ventricle (LV), an operating mechanism, reverse-rotation control (RRc) mode, has been developed for the IntraVAD and tested in vitro in a mock circulation loop (MCL). The RRc mode consists of forward rotation (FR) and reverse rotation (RR). The synchronization between the IntraVAD and the LV was studied to offload the ventricle more effectively and to improve myocardial perfusion...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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